One of the most reliable and overlooked keys to living a creative life is cultivating and exercising our innate sense of curiosity. It creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences and lays the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy and delight.
Curiosity is something that can be nurtured and developed. With practice, we can harness the power of curiosity to transform everyday tasks into interesting and enjoyable experiences. We can use our inquisitiveness to enjoy wonder, intrigue and play in almost any situation or interaction we encounter.
Curiosity, at its core, is the willingness to “not know”. It’s about noticing and being drawn to things we find interesting. It’s about recognizing and grabbing hold of the pleasures that new experiences offer us. And even allows us to find freshness and meaning in the familiar.
When we are curious, we see things differently; we use our powers of observation more fully. We sense what is happening in the present moment and take note of what is so, right now, regardless of what it looked like before or what we might have expected it to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert says, “I think the curiosity-driven life the most creative life there is because it becomes a scavenger hunt where you’re constantly moving from one moment of curiosity to the next.” We feel alive and engaged; more capable of embracing opportunities, making connections, and experiencing incredible moments of insight and meaning.
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